[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 200 (Tuesday, October 16, 2012)]
[Pages 63293-63294]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25354]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Ocean 
Program Grants Proposal Application Package

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 17, 

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Laurie Golden, 301-713-3338 ext 151 or 
[email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision of a currently approved information 
collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 
Coastal Ocean Program (COP) provides direct financial assistance 
through grants and cooperative agreements for research supporting the 
management of coastal ecosystems. The statutory authority for COP is 
Public Law 102-567 Section 201 (Coastal Ocean Program). In addition to 
standard government application requirements, applicants for financial 
assistance are required to submit a project summary form, current and 
pending form and a key contacts form. Recipients are required to file 
annual progress reports and a project final report using COP formats. 
All of these requirements are needed for better evaluation of proposals 
and monitoring of awards.
    This request is for a revision due to the addition of the Key 
Contacts and the Current and Pending Federal Support forms. These 
additional forms are necessary for consistency. The main purpose of 
this information collection is to enable COP to provide a summary of 
the key applicant contacts and their current and pending Federal 
funding. The information gathered will enable COP to properly and 
quickly evaluate proposals in a collaborative environment with its 
partner agencies.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0384.
    Form Number: None.

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    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal 
government; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 700.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes each for a project summary, 
key contacts and current and pending federal support; 5 hours for an 
annual report; and 10 hours for a final report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,050.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: October 11, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-25354 Filed 10-15-12; 8:45 am]